Paul Stewart, '16

Paul Stewart, '16Major: Economics and Management with an Emphasis in Accounting

Internship: As a Risk Assurance intern for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, I analyzed IT controls to ensure the systems the client had in place met or exceeded the guidelines specified by the company's policy. Through this experience, I learned what the field of public accounting was like and gained a better understanding of the technology used in business.

Activities: At Albion, I was involved with WLBN (as the General Manager), Greek life, and the Albion College Conservatives. These days, I enjoy traveling, DIY home improvement, and sporting clays

Career: Broadcast Automation Engineer for ENCO Systems in Southfield, Michigan.

In a nutshell, what do you do?

I do a variety of different things in my role at ENCO. Primarily, I work with the development team, specifying the needs for new software or new features for existing software. We work with our partners as well as media companies to provide software and hardware solutions that fits the need of the broadcast industry. In addition to this, I travel the world to radio and television stations integrating our software and hardware at our client’s facilities. Sometimes, this can be a simple one day training project, other times I will be there for a week or more installing and configuring the systems for the client.

Why do you love what you do?

I love what I do because my job requires me to think outside the box. Our company pioneers new technologies for the broadcast industry and, to be a part of that, is a truly unique feeling. I also enjoy seeing how our clients have used our products in new and creative ways.

What did you like about Albion?

My favorite part of Albion was the opportunity to seek assistance from professors so as to reinforce my understanding of the course material. I understand from my friends who went to larger schools that they never spoke with their professor directly. The rapport I had with both professors and administrators at Albion opened the doors for opportunities that met my interests and skill set.

How did Albion help you get where you want to be?

My time at Albion taught me to learn a variety of different subjects outside of my field of study. I was able to strengthen my writing skills and become a better communicator which have both helped tremendously when traveling or working with others abroad.

For me, Albion…

…was a good investment in my future.